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not flinch. they did not hesitate. dawn hochsprung and mary sherlach, vicki soto, lauren russo, rachel and anne marie murphy, they responded as we all hope we might respond in such terrifying circumstances. with courage and with love. giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded themselves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying, wait for the good guys, they're coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came. the first responders who raced to the scene, helping to guide those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma, because they had a job to do. and others needed them more. and then there were the scenes of the school children helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions in the way that young children sometimes do. one child even trying to encourage a grown-up by saying, i know karate, so it's okay 0, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown, i
is rachel smith. >> actor daniel day lewis receive aid golden globe, sa zb. critic's choice nomination for "lincoln". today, yet another recognition. a film festival announced it will give it's montecito award, in january. if lewis goes on to get a oscar it will be a fifth. and if he wins it will be his third. actor tom harding is the year's most-viewed person on imdb. this year, i starred in the rg this means war. the silver lining play book star, jennifer lawrence came in second. now, power couple david and victoria beckham. romo appears in the burberry campaign sutd up for april showers, for more entertainment news go to otrc.com. i'm rachel smith in los angeles. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00 a friend of the connecticut gunman gives insight into the killer. >> and fighting fire with fire. the state thinks it can prevent shoot attacks by arming teachers. >> also, a decision today about possible criminal charges against the mistress and former cia director davidizn petraeus. >> considering options we've got video confused but we'll tell you about the president, his efforts to swe
not flinch, they did not hesitate. dawn hochsprung, mary sherlach, vicky soto, lauren russeau, rachel devino and ann marie murphy, they all responded as we all hoped we might respond in such terrifying circumstances, with courage and with love, giving their lives to protect the children in their care. we know that there were other teachers who barricaded them selves inside classrooms and kept steady through it all. and reassured their students by saying, wait for the good guys, they're coming. show me your smile. and we know that good guys came, the first responders who raced to the scene, helping those in harm's way to safety and comfort those in need, holding at bay their own shock and their own trauma because they had a job to do. and others needed them more. and then, there were the scenes of the school children, helping one another, holding each other, dutifully following instructions the way that young children sometimes do. one child even tried to encourage a grownup by saying, i know karate, so, it's okay, i'll lead the way out. as a community, you've inspired us, newtown. in the fac
not hesitate, not hochsprung, mary shirlak, vicki soto, lauren russo, rachel deveno and mary ann murphy. they responded in the way we hope we would respond in terrifying circumstances with courage and with love. giving their lives to protect the children in their care. >> as outrageous as the story of adam lanza's massacre is. it is not as the president said without heros. remembered tonight by the president by the thousands who blocked this night to downtown newtown connecticut. here is craig's report. >> through out sandy hook village residents have set up tables they are collecting donations for the families. these guys over here are going from car to car. tell me about what you are doing? >> we are just getting donations for everyone. all of the money is going directly to the families all of the victims. >> i went to sandy hook school. >> now a college student home for the holidays andrew and friends are collecting for survivors of the elementary school massacre. >> it is just terrible. i just can't believe it. >> scenes like this are echoed all over town. grief stricken residents s
. the teacher's aides, rachel and anne marie. and teacher lauren rousseau, whose father said she died with her little kids. and victoria soto, whose family said it was clear when she was found that she was trying to shield her first grade students. >> and there's kids now that will be able to say that they're here today because she sacrificed her life so they could live another day. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, newtown, connecticut. >> what a moment for that father to stand up to the mikes and address the world like that. incredibly nowerful, the strength he had to do that. >>> schools around the country are reviewing school security. administrators have pledged to have extra police and guidance counselors on hand as students return to the classroom for the first time since the shooting. >> two school districts in pittsburgh have been given special permission to arm their security guards in light of the shooting. >>> and with guns now at the center of so much debate, some facts here. on black friday, the fbi did background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of firearms. in november al
at sandy hook elementary school. six adults including 29-year-old rachel davino who dressed up in costume and broke out in song to help her students learn. and ann marie murphy whose parents say shield some of her students from the hail of bullets. full-time substitute teacher lauren russo dreamed as a little girl of becoming a teacher, even making a set of dolls her first classroom of students. mary was the school psychologist who for years helped children deal with life's terrible challenges. when the first shots were fired, she and school principal dawn hochsprung quickly headed toward the danger. the two women reportedly lunged at the gunman and died trying to overtake him. there was also 27-year-old teacher vickie lee soto who died trying to protect her students. >> their father, carlos, was up the other night identifying vickie's body and was just told kind of how she was found, protecting her kids, doing instinctively what she knew to do, protecting her children. >> the gunman's mother, nancy lanza, was the first victim last friday, shot by her own son in their own home. and the ki
their position and pain all too well. beth lost daughter rachel joy scott in the columbine shooting in colorado and her son craig witnessed the tragedy and survived. she joins us this morning from denver. good morning to you, beth. >> good morning. >> you know, it's hard for us looking into imagine what those parents are going through. you know, we just heard from our correspondent they have apparently set up a makeshift morgue and now the parents are starting to identify their children by pictures. you went through this a number of years ago. >> >> i did. >> what are they going through? that time of waiting there is mixed feelings. you have some hope. and yet, there is this impending doom that because you haven't heard from your child or there is no news about them that the worst is to be expected and for us it took exactly 24 hours for when rachel passed away to get a call from the coroner. we didn't identify her. they identified her through some fingerprints that i had made up as my kids were little. and she was identified that way. >> just the waiting, you say that it took you 24 hours. the
booker who was with them against gun violence. wants to close the loopholes. he appeared with rachel maddow last night. >> criminals should not be able to buy guns. and even at higher levels when you think about the reality if you're a suspected terrorist in america, you can go to the secondary gun market and buy a weapon and conduct the kind of terrorism we saw in mumbai which was done with automatic and semiautomatic weapons. >> the fabric of gun culture is woven into american's lives. how do we put a genie back in a bottle when it comes to modern-day wednesday that our forefathers could never have imagined? >> we cannot put the genie back in the bottle. we can tamper with rules. nobody in washington, not president obama, not senator feinstein is going to confiscate the guns throughout. anyone who is implying otherwise is kidding themselves. >> americans love to drive, they wouldn't have anything else but huge cars. didn't matter about safety, they said. you're not going to change the cigarette culture. it's not one piece of legislation. but the fact there are multiple fronts that
's sister, rachel, was the first killed in the massacre in colorado and he was in the school library during that rampage. thanks for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i remember your story vividly. the whole country does. you were a young man in those hours after columbine and you spoke out so compellingly and compassionately and poignantly and i can only imagine now how more reports of school massacres like this affect you. what happened on friday when you heard the news? >> like everyone, just extreme sadness and brokenhearted. i knew that i especially felt for parents who lost their children and how devastated they were going to be. also it just -- it also just made me think about kind of where my generation is as far as what our values are and even the spiritual condition of our generation. because i look at the last few shootings that happened all from guys in their 20s, and it made me angry. >> craig, i was there for the weeks that followed at columbine as well being from denver, i unfortunately covered that. i'm curious about what you said about your generati
. and all the parents knew that. >> reporter: two other women also died at the school, rachel davino, only twenty-nine years old. and anne marie murphy, fifty-two years old. if you would like to help in this really horrific tragedy, you can donate to the services, the mental health clinic will be open all weekend from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for grief counseling. you can find all the information on cnn/impact. parents of children who survived this children, it is a horrific shooting. they are struggling right now to come to terms with what they experienced. you're going to see one of those wrenching accounts, that is just ahead. >> i can't look at my children's faces now without seeing the faces of every one of their soul mates and all of their friends. and everything we're doing right now, saying, talking about christmas. and just thinking your friends should all be here. it is so heavy -- so heavy on your heart. >>> we're back here in newtown, connecticut. our special "the situation room" coverage of this horrific mass shooting continues. 26 people gunned down yesterday, six adults, al
rousseau, rachel davino and anne murphy. >> joining me now from newtown is mayor mark boughton of danbury, connecticut. thank you for being here. i understand you personally knew the principal there at sandy hook, dawn hochsprung. the principal who is being described as someone who sprang into action and was very safety-conscious at her short tenure at sandy hook. what other insights can you give us, the type of educator that dawn was? >> well, dawn and i worked in the same system back in the late '90ers for the city of danbury. we were in different buildings but our paths did cross from time to time. just an incredibly brave woman who really had a glow about her. she had a vivaciousness about her. she always put children first. it was very clear in any of her interactions that i saw her or was involved with her that kids were first. for that reason alone, it doesn't surprise me that she took the steps that she took on friday. >> i think for people out there wanting to learn more about dawn and the person she was could look at her twitter feed to find out how proud she was of the school t
for their job cost them their lives including 29-year-old rachel davino who was about to get engaged on christmas eve. 27-year-old vicki soto who tried to save her students with her final breath. and 30-year-old lauren rueousseau, whose family said in a statement, lauren wanted to be a teacher from before she even went to kindergarten. we will miss her terribly and take comfort in the fact she achieved that dream. 26 souls. ♪ amen ♪ bound together now forever. we just mentioned noah pozner who will be among the first to be buried. his funeral is set for 1:00 this afternoon. so is the funeral for jack pinto, who also was 6 years old. charlie? >> jim axelrod, thanks. >>> police say adam lanza killed himself after first responders to the school caught up with him. he died carrying hundreds of rounds of unused ammunition. bob orr is in washington with more on the killer. >> many go charlie. investigators tell us they're know cussing on the relationship gunman adam lanza had with his mother. the picture is emerging of a troubled loner. adam lanza's massacre began at
to garden with her mom and was always outside in the summer. rachel davino, 29 years old, one of the six adults, all women, killed by the shooter at sandy hook elementary. she loved karate, cooking, animals, photography, and her two younger siblings. 56-year-old mary sherlach, the school psychologist. she lived in trumbull, connecticut, with her husband. she enjoyed gardening, reading, and going to the theater. then there's 27-year-old first grade teacher victoria soto. the oldest of four children, she loved her dog roxie. she also wrote she loved flamingos and the new york yankees. soto spent her final moments shielding her students from harm, hiding them in a closet before the gunman entered her classroom. and her mother says that does not surprise her one bit. >> she was truly selfless. she would not hesitate to think to save anyone else before herself and especially children. she loved them more than life, and she would definitely put herself in front of them any day, any day and for any reason. it doesn't surprise anybody that knows vicki that she did this. >> reporter: soto's mothe
, victoria soto and rachel davino, trying to protect their children. and, of course, the children. at the school where 20 boys and girls should have been returning to first grade today, instead 20 christmas trees stand, a memorial for the 20 young lives lost, 6 and 7-year-olds, whose time in this world was short but already touched the lives of those who knew them. 6-year-old emily parker, who loved to draw. >> emily was bright, creative and very loving. i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> reporter: olivia engel was also 6, her favorite colors pink and purple. the monsignor says she was supposed to be a nativity angel at her christmas play. now, angels representing each child. the parents of jessica rekos issued a statement, describing her as their little ceo, a planner, asking santa for new cowboy boots and a hat. daniel barden, catherine hubbard. jack pinto was a giants fan and fan of victor cruz, who honored jack during the game weari inin cleats that read my hero. neighbors said 7-year-old chase k kowalski was always riding his bicycle and recently completed his first mini triath
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